Homeland Security Schools Directory

The best training for a federal government job

When it comes to finding a job with the Department of Homeland Security, you won't want to skimp on an education and lower your chances of getting hired. Be as thorough when finding a school as you will be when you're on the job protecting your country. Request information from all schools that interest you and make sure the one you decide on has everything you'll need.

Ask around

Don't hesitate to talk to professionals in the industry and ask where they received their training and if they found the experience satisfying. Most will be more than happy to help out someone interested in entering the profession. You can also browse through the Department of Homeland Security's website to find out about available jobs and the application process. In addition, you might want to read up on the different areas of security you can join.

Questions to consider:

  • Will the program offer sufficient training to get you the job you want? If you know what occupation within the Department of Homeland Security you're aiming for, it's a good idea to find out what the requirements are. Go right to the source and see what job postings list as applicant requirements. In the case of immigration jobs it might be necessary for workers to speak a second language - and not all programs will offer that training.
  • Can your credits be transferred? If you choose to enter a program that ends with a diploma, certificate or associate's degree, you may want to upgrade to a bachelor's degree at a later time. If other schools recognize credits from the program you completed you'll be able to continue your education in a shorter amount of time. If you graduated from a program that other schools don't recognize, you might have to start all over if you want to pursue higher education.

Make sure you check out:
Department of Homeland Security.